East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has expressed her disappointment at ScotRail’s handling of the latest stop-skipping of services at Lenzie and Bishopbriggs, which the company have recently admitted could drag on for up to a year.
The first cancellations came into effect on Saturday 23 June, but were announced by ScotRail officials only 3 days beforehand. They affect four services from Lenzie and one from Bishopbriggs from Mondays to Saturdays.
Commenting, Jo said:
“It is simply not good enough for ScotRail to give passengers only 3 days’ notice about the cancellation to services from Lenzie and Bishopbriggs. Even more disappointing is how vague the company has been about the expected duration of these changes, and it was only when pressed that ScotRail officials admitted this week that the cancellations could last as long as twelve months.
“Lenzie and Bishopbriggs residents deserve better.
“It beggars belief that ScotRail’s Managing Director didn’t mention these forthcoming cancellations when we met just four weeks ago. I have written to ScotRail officials, urging the company to improve their dialogue with passengers and provide clarity on how long we can expect these cancellations to last.”
On weekdays, the services not stopping at Lenzie are the:
- 0639 to Edinburgh
- 0827 to Glasgow
- 1812 to Glasgow
- 2347 to Glasgow
On weekdays, the service not stopping at Bishopbriggs is the:
- 2352 to Glasgow
On Saturdays, the services not stopping at Lenzie are:
- 0016 (Sunday morning) to Glasgow (from 23 June onwards)
- 0638 to Edinburgh (from 30 June onwards
- 1810 to Glasgow (from 30 June onwards)
- 0827 to Glasgow (from 21 July onwards)
On Saturdays, the service not stopping at Bishopbriggs is the:
- 0831 to Glasgow (from 21 July onwards)